Who ever thought chamomile could be the key to charming the pants off your intended? Surprised us too. In honour of the flower Goddess Freyja, Germanic folklore decreed that the chamomile flower be gathered on May Day ‘to make aromatic beds for lovemaking’..! No need for you to painstakingly gather the dainty blossom though. We’ve already done the hard work for you and brewed it straight into our fragrant White Ale. Our love potion is rounded out with ethereal elderflower and a citrusy kick of Curacao orange.

The word chamomile derives from the Greek, chamaimilon, or “earth apple” to you and me. Rather fittingly this botanical brings a crisp apple flavour combined with a light floral note to our White Ale. Blossoming only once a year come summer-time, the finicky botanical is best picked in the morning when the bloom is at its fullest. This all equals a slow labour-intensive harvest for the flower, where it finally ends its journey by dry hopping into our White Ale.

We use the Egyptian strain of the chamomile flower in our beer; and not just for its flavour. The Egyptians found all sorts of additional assets to this breed of the bud. While chamomile has been used for its medicinal qualities universally since time immemorial, it is often limited to its relaxing, stomach soothing properties. The Ancient Egyptians sacrificed the flower to the sun god Ra for its healing properties, and wrapped it in the mummification process for its insect repelling qualities. Handy that it’s in our White Ale then…